[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: autoconf-15-1, autoconf2.7-2.71-1
Tue Dec 7 20:08:10 GMT 2021
On 12/5/2021 3:50 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Autoconf upstream has stated that the 2.7x releases are not fully
> backwards compatible. Cygwin therefore chose to provide a new
> autoconf2.7 package (keeping autoconf2.5 available) and modifying the
> wrapper script to allow packaging systems to set WANT_AUTOCONF=2.7 to
> select a newer autoconf version. The default (when no explicit
> WANT_AUTOCONF is set) is still "2.5", which selects autoconf version
> 2.69 on Cygwin.
As you explained on IRC earlier today, what you meant is that the default for
packages built via cygport is still 2.5.
> The default will change to "2.7" after some period of
> Cygwin package maintainers are encouraged to set WANT_AUTOCONF=2.7 in
> their cygport configuration or in individual cygport files in order to
> check for regressions.
I have a comment about this, but I'll follow up on cygwin-apps.
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